Welcome to Fluss-Heim! The current owner has been building this one of a kind grand estate for the last 40 years. After investing just over $8,000,000 into the property, he is willing to pass it on to someone who will appreciate the special qualities of the estate, both natural and man-made. When entering the 1903 mansion, one is welcomed by a 3/4 ton solid mahogany paneled door with a 37 pound casted bronze knocker with a 1 inch thick lead crystal glass window. The foundation and all of the mason work of the 4 floor, 12,000 sq. ft mansion was built using quarried limestone by George Holdridge, a prominent stone mason in the early 1900's. The current owner has a deep appreciation for beautiful wood and stone, that he has carefully selected throughout his world travels and has incorporated some of the rarest, most picturesque stones and wood both on the inside and outside of the mansion. Much of the internal woodwork and carpentry was completed by master craftsman brought in from Europe. The estate is surrounded with marble walkways, garden walls, and arbors, offering the next owner a true park-like setting. The first floor of the brick mansion is often entered through the 2 car heated tiled garage, that opens up into a wash kitchen, and a relaxation room with large sauna and shower. The southern most floor wing is designed after classic Bavarian architecture, with a full bar with authentic wood carvings and furniture. Off of the kitchen lies the winter garden, surrounded by all glass, including roof and side walls, where natural light pours in the morning hours over the eastern looking Hudson and the the western Catskills at dusk. The room has its own master barbecue grill and a built in concrete planter that runs the length of the rectangular windows that is able to hold water to truly make this a horticultural paradise. This tranquil location would be perfect for a natural light art studio that would be enclosed by the botanical life. It currently serves as a gathering room for friends and family. The main floor includes a formal dining room overlooking the Hudson and outside terrace, with large crystal chandelier with cornucopia relief ceiling, a study with solid oak configured ceiling, cabinets and shelving, the formal living room with a Robert Adams low relief architectural ceiling, lead lattice work in the doors sandwiched in between antique glass. The master bedroom can be found on the 3rd floor, with its own lava stone ensuite with shower, tub, and bidet, as well as an oversized walk in closet with eastern red cedar walls, redwood shelving, and brass folding table and shoe clad; In addition, there are 2 other bedrooms and 1 full bathroom on the third floor. The ornate stairs continues upwards to the 4th floor where you will find an additional 2 bedrooms, full bath and a long rectangular 40 foot space that is currently used as the master office. There is an approximate 2,400 sq. ft. red western cedar lodge with oversized timbers extending over a half acre pond built on piles driven down to the bedrock at the bottom of a 25 foot pond. The pond is full of bass, trout and grass carp. It has a 2,200 sq ft. Deck made of Ipaè, a maintenance free Brazilian hardwood with a 8 person hot tu (sp) overlooking the pond and Mt. Marino on the east bank of the Hudson River. The lodge was built as a staycation for friends and family to enjoy a private place of relaxation and healing, so that those that those that will live or sojourn here will never need to leave the estate to enjoy many of the luxuries found Amenities include a full sauna, a large movie projection screen, full surround sound inside and outside the lodge, copper roof and gas lamps for intimate gatherings any time of the year. The 2 story lodge by itself can be lucrative commercial venue. The estate is only 110 minutes from Manhattan. The estate promises complete tranquility, peace, and inspiration for the next owner.
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